Articles in Geopolitics

The Chinese Ultimatum

The Chinese Ultimatum

By: GS Bajpai | Issue: Book Excerpt: China's Shadow Over Sikkim | Date: 30 Nov , 2021

The Chinese occupation of Tibet and the flight of the Dalai Lama in 1959, posed a new threat to India. The Himalayas were no longer impregnable, and one could easily foresee the future aggressive...

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China Wages Total War: Can The World Afford To Play Dumb

China Wages Total War: Can The World Afford To Play Dumb

By: Lt Gen C Bansi Ponnappa, AVSM, VSM | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 28 Nov , 2021

“Total war is no longer waged by all members of one national community against all those of another. It is total … because it may well involve the whole world” – Jean-Paul Sartre Beijing...

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Operation ‘Polo’ and Impact & Ramifications on India’s First Kashmir War

Operation ‘Polo’ and Impact & Ramifications on India’s First Kashmir War

By: Brig Amar Cheema | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Nov , 2021

Objectively speaking, the 108 hours campaign undertaken to liberate the Princely State of Hyderabad, codenamed Operation (Op) Polo stands out as India’s ‘first’ military success. Having said...

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Role of R&AW in Liberation of Bangladesh

Role of R&AW in Liberation of Bangladesh

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpt: The Kaoboys of R&AW | Date: 27 Nov , 2021

Covert action capability is an indispensable tool for any State having external adversaries. Its purpose is not just collection of intelligence, but the protection of national interests and the...

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The Maritime Dimension of the India-Pakistan Conflict

The Maritime Dimension of the India-Pakistan Conflict

By: Niranjan Marjani | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 26 Nov , 2021

In a bid to counter India, China recently delivered its most advanced warship to Pakistan. It is designed and built by China State Shipbuilding Corp Ltd (CSSC). It was commissioned in the Pakistan...

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Interesting Times Ahead in Af-Pak Region

Interesting Times Ahead in Af-Pak Region

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Nov , 2021

Developments in the terrorist-infested Af-Pak region are getting interesting by the day. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is thrilled because despite heading a namesake government...

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Will Putin miscalculate?

Will Putin miscalculate?

By: admin | Date: 25 Nov , 2021

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Pakistan’s Ignoble Capitulation-Part II: TTP ‘Reconciliation Process’

Pakistan’s Ignoble Capitulation-Part II: TTP ‘Reconciliation Process’

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Nov , 2021

“Are we going to surrender [to TTP] once again?” -Justice Qazi Mohammad Amin Ahmed Judge,Supreme Court of Pakistan November 10, 2021 Islamabad has always alleged that Indian consulates in...

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Multidimensional Concirclement of India by China: How is India Preparing?

Multidimensional Concirclement of India by China: How is India Preparing?

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Nov , 2021

Backdrop Unchallenged Xi Jinping with renewed mandate by CCP, during his conversation with President Joe Biden has tried to create an impression of bipolar world order in existence, although the...

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Is China Planning Something?

Is China Planning Something?

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 24 Nov , 2021

In an interview to the media, the army commander of Eastern Command, Lt Gen Manoj Pande, stated that Chinese exercises in the region have increased as also has troop density. Its infrastructure...

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Pakistan’s Ignoble Capitulation-Part I: ‘Mainstreaming’ TLP

Pakistan’s Ignoble Capitulation-Part I: ‘Mainstreaming’ TLP

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Nov , 2021

 “Bizarre that the [Pakistani] government is negotiating and accepting the demands of “India-sponsored and India-directed”organisations.” – Hasan Zaidi, Pakistani Journalist and Filmmaker,...

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Likely Russian Misadventure in Ukraine: Implications for India

Likely Russian Misadventure in Ukraine: Implications for India

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Nov , 2021

Russia-Ukraine relations have been on the boil for nearly a decade. In the ‘unlikely’ event of NATO permitting Ukraine to join the alliance, Russia will, almost certainly, retaliate...

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Troika Plus on Afghanistan   

Troika Plus on Afghanistan   

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Nov , 2021

The NSA-level Third Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan hosted at New Delhi on November 10 culminated in the Delhi Declaration calling for: support for a peaceful, secure and stable...

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Erdogan Becoming a Liability for Turkey

Erdogan Becoming a Liability for Turkey

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Nov , 2021

Last month Turkey made it into the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog headquartered in Paris. Turkey now joins its...

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Afghan Crisis and Regional Strategy: A Hindsight

Afghan Crisis and Regional Strategy: A Hindsight

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Nov , 2021

The withdrawal of the American and NATO troops from Afghanistan on 15 August 2021 was more ignominious than the departure of the Soviet troops from their Afghan incursion in 1991. The latter had...

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Geo Political Imperatives of China in this “Decade of 2020s”

Geo Political Imperatives of China in this “Decade of 2020s”

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Nov , 2021

In August this year, China has reportedly tested a nuclear tipped Hypersonic missile. This was in the backdrop of growing Chinese belligerence against India, Taiwan, Japan and the littoral states...

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Indo-China Border Dispute: India will not Blink

Indo-China Border Dispute: India will not Blink

By: Jasbir Sarai | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 09 Nov , 2021

China has, once again, opted to take a hard stand in the long standing dispute along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with India. A series of meetings, including the last corps commanders meeting...

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Why is Pakistan Perturbed by Prospects of a Prosperous Kashmir?

Why is Pakistan Perturbed by Prospects of a Prosperous Kashmir?

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Nov , 2021

Things aren’t going too well for Pakistan- while mounting external debt is driving the country to the brink of financial disaster, a Faustian deal struck with proscribed parties like...

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